Coronavirus Lockdown Has Brought Indian Hockey Team Together: SV Sunil

Coronavirus Lockdown Has Introduced Indian Hockey Workforce Collectively: SV Sunil

File image of SV Sunil. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

File picture of SV Sunil. (Picture Credit score: Getty Photos)

SV Sunil stated that the coronavirus lockdown will assist the Indian hockey crew put together effectively for the Tokyo Olympics.

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  • Final Up to date: April 16, 2020, 3:39 PM IST

Bengaluru: Indian males’s hockey crew ahead SV Sunil believes the present lockdown interval, which has been prolonged until Could Three as a result of coronavirus pandemic, will additional assist his aspect in enhancing as a collective unit.

“We have been all anticipating the lock-down interval to be prolonged, and it’s justified given the extent of the injury that the pandemic has been inflicting not simply in India, however around the globe,” stated Sunil.

“We’ve been staying right here on the SAI Centre Bengaluru for the previous month and a half, and I feel spending extra time with our teammates and training workers has actually introduced the group collectively.

“We’ve additionally been engaged on analysing our performances from the previous couple of seasons, and we now have been doing a whole lot of self-analysis as effectively, which I am certain will assist us in enhancing loads earlier than we set foot on the pitch once more,” he added.

Reacting to the postponement of the Olympic Video games to 2021, Sunil stated: “We’ve spent these 4 years constructing as much as the Olympics, and dealing arduous to peak at the moment, however clearly now all of us should make changes, for which we’re prepared.”

“There’s nonetheless a protracted approach to go now, which implies that all of us have a whole lot of time to arrange for it, and to enhance with each problem that we tackle from herein.

“It has been a number of days since I’ve made that run on the flanks and put a ball into the putting circle, so I actually hope that issues can return to regular in a short time for everybody to do what they love doing, which incorporates me stepping foot on the pitch once more quickly,” he added.

Sunil, whose spouse Nisha and their one-year previous daughter Shanvita, are put up simply 20kms from the SAI Centre, needs of being together with his household but additionally understands that it’s the proper resolution to not wander outdoors given the state of affairs.

“A lot of the gamers right here in camp would have cherished to be with their households, and although my household does not keep very removed from right here, my spouse and I made a decision that it was in the most effective curiosity of our household that we keep put the place we’re, and observe the rules strictly. I do miss my spouse and daughter, however these try circumstances and we simply should take the positives out of it, and proceed adjusting to it,” he stated.

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